Workshops and courses:
The Mitchell Centre will be running a Summer School at the University of
Manchester (UK) July 8-12, 2019. One of the courses will be a
Statistical Analysis of Social Networks, taught by
The course will treat ERGMs (Exponential Random Graph Models) and
Stochastic Actor-Oriented Models (Siena).
Click here for further information and booking.
- At the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis,
Filip Agneessens will teach a one-week course
Advanced Social Network Analysis - Statistical Analysis for Cross-sectional and Longitudinal
Social Network Analysis, 22-26 July, 2019.
The first three days will be about Exponential Random Graph Models, the last two days about
Stochastic Actor-Oriented Models and Relational Event Models.
Click here for course content and outline.
- At the 23rd Summer
School in Social Science Methods held in Lugano (Switzerland),
Alesandro Lomi and Viviana Amati will teach August 26-30 a workshop
of Social Networks, including a treatment of Exponential Random Graphs models (ERGMs) and
Stochastic Actor-oriented Models (SAOMs) as examples of
statistical models for studying network structure and connective behavior.
Fourth European Conference on Social Networks (EUSN 2019) will take place in
(Zürich) (Switzerland), September 9-12, 2019.
There will be a session about Modeling Network Dynamics organized by
Christian Steglich, Tom Snijders, Christoph Stadtfeld, James Hollway, and Nynke Niezink;
and a session about Social Influence, organized by
Christian Steglich, Tom Snijders, Andras Vörös, James Hollway, and Nynke Niezink.
Further there will be four
to RSiena, all taught on September 12th:
For further information and registration, see the
Conference website of EUSN 2019 .
Introduction to Dynamic Social Network Analysis with Stochastic Actor-oriented Models,
taught by András Vörös, Per Block, Zsófia Boda, and Isabel Raabe.
Analyzing the Dynamics of Networks and Continuous Behaviour with RSiena,
taught by Nynke Niezink.
Nynke M. D. Niezink, Tom A. B. Snijders, and Marijtje van Duijn (2019).
No longer discrete:
Modeling the dynamics of social networks and continuous behavior.
Sociological Methodology, in press.
- Studying the Micro-Macro Link with Stochastic Actor-based Models and RSiena,
taught by Christian Steglich.
- Analysing Multilevel Network Dynamics using RSiena,
taught by Tom Snijders.
Multilevel network analysis comes in two flavors:
multilevel analysis of networks (MAN) where the data consists
of a set of multiple networks which are conceptually similar but
have disjoint node sets and no connections between them,
and regarded as independent replications with respect to the
social processes investigated; and analysis of multilevel networks
(AMN) defined as multiple interdependent networks with several node sets,
some of which are shared; e.g., a one-mode friendship network between
individuals together with a two-mode network of the activities of the
same set of individuals.
Longitudinal analysis of both of these kinds of multilevel network
structures will be treated in this workshop,
using stochastic actor-oriented models and the RSiena package.
The focus will be on the first kind (MAN), in particular the random
coefficient multilevel longitudinal network analysis implemented in
the function sienaBayes in RSiena. The basic idea of this random
coefficient model will be presented, with the approach taken by
the analysis using sienaBayes. The use of this function will be explained,
and guidance will be given for parameter interpretation.
For the second kind of analysis (AMN), the regular estimation function
siena07 can be used, with multivariate specification of the data set.
Some possibilities offered by the RSiena package for analysis of
multilevel networks will be discussed.
Of course a three-hour workshop is to short for these topics,
so we can only skim the surface.
The workshop is intended for participants who have at least
a basic experience in working with RSiena.
ARS'19 International Workshop Multilayer, Multilevel and Multimode Networks
will be held in Vietri sul Mare on the Amalfi Coast, near Salerno (Italy),
October 28-31, 2019.
There will be a session on Multilevel networks with invited speakers
Emmanuel Lazega (Sciences Po, Paris) and Tom Snijders.
As part of this workshop, a short course about Multilevel networks will be offered on
October 28, 2019 by Tom Snijders.
Here is the overview.